How Access Control Systems Protect Businesses with a Semi-Remote Workforce
Most companies had to pivot to an entirely remote workforce when the COVID pandemic hit. Many businesses are now able to open their offices again, but they may have elected to maintain at least a partially remote workforce. Before, employees came into the office on a regular schedule. Now some employees only come a couple days a week. The rest of the workweek is carried out at home.
While this has allowed employees and employers greater flexibility in terms of hiring and operating practices, a partially remote workforce comes with several potential security risks. When you don’t know where and when employees are in the building, you can lose equipment, experience theft, or inadvertently give access to parts of the office to those who do not need it, and should not have it.
An Access Control System can help you mitigate these risks. Here’s how.
Erratic In-Office Hours
An Access Control System allows you to see who comes and goes from your office building. Along with a comprehensive Video Surveillance System, you will always know who came and went, with whom, and at what time.
Remote work means remote equipment. Losing track of this equipment can be costly. An Access Control System gives you transparency into the movement of your company hardware, in addition to the movement of your employees.
The Right Clearance
Not all employees need access to all parts of your building. In fact, allowing open access sets your company up for theft, or improper sharing of delicate files and information. An Access Control System allows you to assign certain clearance to certain individuals. You can adjust this clearance at any time, as employees take on different roles and responsibilities.
With an Access Control System in place you can confidently employ a fully semi-remote workforce or a hybrid workforce of both remote and in-office staff. Your office infrastructure as well as your equipment and proprietary information will be safeguarded against unauthorized access, which means more peace of mind for you, and better protection for your business.
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